Clive Francis
Clive Francis

The Gielgud Award

The Gielgud Award was created by the Shakespeare Guild of Washington ( www.shakesguild.org ) under the dedicated leadership of John Andrews. The idea behind the award is to preserve the heritage of Sir John Gielgud and pay tribute to the actors, directors, producers, and writers who are doing the most to perpetuate his legacy and that of the poet whose work he did so much to convey to succeeding generations of Shakespeare enthusiasts. Recent recipients have included David Hare, Patrick Stewart, F Murray Abrahams, Ian Mckellen, Eileen Atkins and Vanessa Redgrave.

The award is presented at the annual UK Theatre Awards which Clive Francis has been helping to organise since donating limited editions of his portrait of John Gielgud as the official honour. The print is signed by both Clive and Sir John Gielgud.

Clive Francis Gielgud Award

Richard Eyre (second from left) presents ‘The Gielgud Award 2019’ to Cameron Macintosh. With Clive Francis (left) and John Andrews (right).

Gielgud Award

Ian McKellen presents ‘The Gielgud Award 2018’ to Richard Eyre

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Jamie Fox presents the Gielgud Award to David Hare at the UK Theatre Awards 2017.

Gielgud Award

Rupert Goold presents The Gielgud Award 2016 to Vanessa Redgrave.

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Awarded to Eileen Atkins at the UK Theatre Awards 2015.

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Awarded to Ian McKellen at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington in 1996.

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John Andrews, President of the Guild with F. Murray Abraham.

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Awarded to Patrick Stewart at the National Arts Club, Manhattan, 2008.

The Gielgud Award was created by the Shakespeare Guild of Washington ( www.shakesguild.org ) under the dedicated leadership of John Andrews. The idea behind the award is to preserve the heritage of Sir John Gielgud and pay tribute to the actors, directors, producers, and writers who are doing the most to perpetuate his legacy and that of the poet whose work he did so much to convey to succeeding generations of Shakespeare enthusiasts. Recent recipients have included David Hare, Patrick Stewart, F Murray Abrahams, Ian Mckellen, Eileen Atkins and Vanessa Redgrave.

The award is presented at the annual UK Theatre Awards which Clive Francis has been helping to organise since donating limited editions of his portrait of John Gielgud as the official honour. The print is signed by both Clive and Sir John Gielgud.

Clive Francis Gielgud Award

Richard Eyre (second from left) presents ‘The Gielgud Award 2019’ to Cameron Macintosh. With Clive Francis (left) and John Andrews (right).

Gielgud Award

Ian McKellen presents ‘The Gielgud Award 2018’ to Richard Eyre

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Jamie Fox presents the Gielgud Award to David Hare at the UK Theatre Awards 2017.

Gielgud Award

Rupert Goold presents The Gielgud Award 2016 to Vanessa Redgrave.

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Awarded to Eileen Atkins at the UK Theatre Awards 2015.

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Awarded to Ian McKellen at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington in 1996.

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John Andrews, President of the Guild with F. Murray Abraham.

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Awarded to Patrick Stewart at the National Arts Club, Manhattan, 2008.